Quote (Rios @ Aug 10 2019 01:15am)
One more thing, Do you think i should boost the i7 9700 from 3.0ghz to 3.6ghz ?
No. That motherboard WILL overclock a bit, but it's not a very good idea. The VRMs have NO heatsinks. In tests, even with the 8700, they get fairly hot.The 9700 has a boost clock of 4.7Ghz
any way, so you shouldn't NEED to overclock.
After reading some reviews... I think you should probably go with air cooling on this board, because of the VRMs.
I also checked the reviews on the Noctua NH-D15S and it's a great cooler. They've fixed the problems the old Noctua coolers had. It doesn't block the RAM or PCI-E slots anymore.
This cooler is almost as big as your micro-ATX motherboard.
Anyway, I'd still suggest staying with the i7 9700 rather than the K version. You really do NOT want to overclock on that motherboard.
Here is the recommendation with the Noctua cooler.https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JyK63bNOTE: You need to update the BIOS to the 2416 version. It is needed to support your new CPU and it has the newest ME & Microcode patches, which you NEED./e Update the BIOS first, before you even buy anything. Instructions on how to do that are in your motherboard manual.This post was edited by Ghot on Aug 10 2019 02:01am